Q&A With Mark Song of Seagate: The Thinking Behind Seagate’s New Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS

Hi Folks – In a recent blog article, I highlighted how Seagate Technology is now offering Windows Storage Server 2012 on its new Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS. In this post, I’d like to share the perspective of Mark Song, Director of Product Line Management for Business Storage at Seagate Technology, who we…

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Windows Storage Server 2012 Available with Seagate’s New 4-Bay Business Storage NAS

Hi Folks – Windows Server 2012 introduced advanced storage capabilities that lower the cost of storage and give customers options to reduce their infrastructure costs. Windows Storage Server 2012 gives customers the option of working with partners to purchase an appliance solution from a partner. One example of such a solution is the Seagate Business…


Shared VHDX Files – My Favorite New Feature in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – In my last blog article on improvements to Failover Clustering and Hyper-V, I briefly covered the new shared virtual hard disk feature, which enables you to use a virtual hard disk file (VHXD file) as shared storage for a virtual machine failover cluster (also known as a guest cluster). This can help…


High Availability is Now Easier than Ever – Improvements to Failover Clustering and Hyper-V in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

Hi Folks – In my list of top 10 new features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2, I included two areas of functionality that make it faster and easier to deliver continuous availability: Improved Failover Clustering Enhanced support for Hyper-V Both technologies play essential roles in Microsoft’s high-level architecture for a cost-effective, resilient compute and…

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Storage Spaces, JBODs, and Failover Clustering – A Recipe for Cost-Effective, Highly Available Storage

Hi Folks – I’m often asked how to deploy inexpensive, reliable, cluster-connected storage using Windows Storage Server 2012—without the cost of expensive RAID adapters, external RAID arrays, and SAN switch fabric. Fortunately, the answer is an easy one. Other than a couple servers running Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard, all you need are SAS host…


Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 — Work Folders

Hi Folks – My list of Top 10 Features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 included Work Folders, a new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. In this post, I’ll take a closer look at Work Folders, how it compares to other Microsoft synchronization technologies, and how you can…


Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 — Improved DFS Replication

Hi Folks – My list of Top 10 Features in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 included DFS Replication. In this post, I’ll take a closer look at the enhancements we made to DFS Replication and how you can benefit from them. DFS Replication (DFS-R) is a service in the File and Storage Services role. It…